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AKIRA PROJECT (2014) Live Action Trailer: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen’s Fan Promo

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Akira Project Trailer. Nguyen-Anh Nguyen‘s Akira Project (2014) live action trailer stars Osric Chau, Xavier Yuvens, Simon Li, Judy Wong, and George Manley. Akira Project‘s plot synopsis: “The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980?s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms…After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.”

Additional information on the Akira Project:

The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980?s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.

We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys having a beer (Hey! It’d be cool to see Kaneda ride his bike around Neo-Tokyo!), became a global endeavour, filled with adventures and hurdles, involving more than 40 artists in 12 different countries.

After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.

On the people behind the scenes and technical information about the Akira Project:

Music:
1. Score: Icarus (Deus Ex Main Theme) – Michael McCann (iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/ica…)
2. End Credits: Kaneda’s Theme Remix – Le Matos : (http://lematos.bandcamp.com)

Shot on RED Epic-X with Kowa Prominar Anamorphics, Cooke MiniS4, Leica Summicron-C.

Partners: CineGround, GreenGround, EZ Designs, Location Snap Shots, Studio Nora, Badpen Studios

Producer/Director: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen
Director of Photography: Jan Belina-Brzozowski
Visual Effects Supervisor:Santiago Menghini
Production Designer: Laura Nhem
Kaneda Shotaro: Osric Chau
Tetsuo Shima: Xavier Yuvens
Yamagata: Simon Li
Kei: Judy Wong
Production Manager: Aurélie Bernos
First Assistant Director: Andreas Mendritzki
Line Producer: Aonan Yang
Editor: Arnaud Faure
Sound Design: EchoLab.TV
Sound Designers: Gavin Little, Joe McHugh:
Post Production Supervisor: Simon Allard
Executive Producer: Osric Chau
Associate Producer: Santiago Menghini, E. Nova Zatzman
The Colonel: George Manley
Lt. Yamada: Simu Liu
Special Forces: Steve Kasan, Phi Huynh, Minh Thuy Nguyen,
Jean Mai, Giancarlo Talarico
Number 26/Akira: Anh Tuan Truong
Clown Gang Biker: Luong Chun Wai
Biker: Ranga Rajachandra

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Source: Liveforfilms

 

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